Based on induced terminations of pregnancy (ITOP) data from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), 2,533 babies fell victim to infanticide in January 2022. But come July of the same year, this fell to 68. While the number of abortions went beyond the 3,000 mark in March and April, the numbers steadily decreased beginning in May.
The HHSC recorded 2,596 abortions for the month of June, the same month as the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade ruling in a 5-4 decision. The following month, abortions in Texas fell to a measly 68.
Less than 100 women who sought abortions between January and July were married. Meanwhile, all 68 babies victimized by infanticide for the month of July were the children of unmarried women. Most of the abortions conducted during the seven-month period between January and July were non-surgical.
The last section of the ITOP data sheet detailed the number of abortions committed "due to a medical emergency or [the] woman's health." From January to July, a total of 15 abortions were performed based on this reason. A bigger percentage of babies were killed without any reason for the months of January (2,533 of 2,533), June (2,596 of 2,596) and July (67 of 68).
Texas Right to Life lauded the data in a Dec. 1 press release as proving "the success of [the state's] pro-life laws." It added: "Legal elective abortion is no more in the state of Texas, and lives are being saved at unprecedented levels."
"However, we must remain vigilant at all times. The abortion industry will seize every opportunity possible, legal or not, to continue waging war against pre-born children. We cannot let them feel encouraged or comfortable at getting away with 67 elective abortions."
The pro-life group added that it is "prioritizing passing legislation that hold abortionists accountable for their lawlessness," and that "Texans need to show them that 67 [abortions] is still too many."
"We will not stop until every innocent human life is protected in Texas."
In October, a report by the statistical analysis website FiveThirtyEight (FTE) found that more than 10,000 abortions were prevented in the first two months following the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
According to the Oct. 30 FTE report, "in two months after the Supreme Court decision [on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization], there were 10,670 fewer abortions as compared to pre-Dobbs estimates." The Dobbs ruling, which stated that the U.S. Constitution does not grant a right to abortion, effectively overturned the Roe ruling and the later 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision. (Related: Report: More than 10K abortions PREVENTED in the first 2 months of Roe v. Wade overturn.)
It found that in states with pro-life laws, abortion rates dropped – if not become zero entirely – following the Roe overturn. In contrast, abortion rates in states without bans on the practice saw increases. Moreover, abortions in many states in the South and Midwest fell to zero while states bordering the two regions – such as Kansas, Colorado, North Carolina and Montana – saw an increase in the number of abortions.
"Even before the Dobbs ruling, getting an abortion was often an arduous, time-consuming and expensive process – particularly in southern and midwestern states that passed hundreds of restrictions on abortion in the past decade," the FTE piece pointed out. Citing pro-abortion research and policy organization Guttmacher Institute, the article stated that at least 66 abortion clinics closed between the June ruling and the end of October.
Moreover, both North Dakota and South Dakota experienced a 100 percent drop in abortion rates two months after the high court decision. The only abortion clinic in North Dakota moved to neighboring Minnesota, causing a 14 percent increase in the number of abortions in the North Star State.
In a surprising twist, pro-abortion state California only saw a one percent increase in its abortion rate even though neighboring state Arizona recorded a 53 percent decline in abortions in the two months after the June 2022 Supreme Court ruling. A trigger law banning abortion took effect in the Grand Canyon State after the high court overturned Roe. In contrast, the Golden State announced plans to become an abortion sanctuary.
Abortions.news has more stories about the effects of the Roe v. Wade overturn.
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